Win a Dicks Sporting Goods Gift Card Courtesy of XShadyside Kickboxing Pittsburgh

Holy guacamole! Today is an exciting day because I’ve partnered with XShadyside to give my favorite people (aka everyone who reads here?) a chance to win a $25 Dicks Sporting Goods gift card to buy new workout gear!

You can enter by leaving any blog post comment below (I’d love to know what you think you might buy with the gift card). You can earn an additional entry by following me on Instagram @KristinaRunning!

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I’ll be picking a winner on December 22nd and the winner will receive an e-gift card that can be used on the Dicks Sporting Goods website or in-store.

I’m sure you’re wondering, who is XShadyside? They are an all-inclusive, family owned, boutique gym in Pennsylvania offering everything a person needs to get in shape, including kickboxing classes in Pittsburgh! If you live in the area, be sure to check them out!

I wish I could go to XShadyside, but at least I got to spend last night at my favorite place doing my favorite thing (beach + running).


After almost a week of no running it sure felt great to stretch my legs. It was hot and suuuuuuper humid out, but I enjoyed every second of it anyway.


Now that I’m wearing the SKINS active compression socks during each run I seem to be having zero calf issues. I guess I’ve become a believer in compression wear. It only took me four years to come around on it :).

I mentioned in my runner gift guide last week that I am loving my zippered FlipBelt. It’s so nice to not have to struggle to fit it into the tiny opening of my original FlipBelt. If you have a big phone (I have the iPhone 6S+) you’ll love it.


If you’ve had trouble with the FlipBelt staying put on your hips instead of floating up to your natural waistline I suggest ordering up a size. That’s what I did with this one and it’s helped a lot.

I hope you’re having a great week so far!

Be sure to leave a comment below to enter yourself into the giveaway for the gift card to Dicks Sporting Goods. You can comment anything: what you would buy, how your day is going, how you chose your pet’s name – it all counts!

*This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. 


  1. December 15, 2016 / 8:55 am

    I’m glad the compreshies are helping!! That is awesome news. 🙂

    I chose the name Christmas because I LOVE the holiday Christmas. I don’t remember how I came up with the name Jelly, but I do remember driving over the Harvey Taylor Bridge to Harrisburg w/ Paul when I told him what I was going to name Jelly. He liked the idea! Paul and I had only been dating about a year or so when the kitties came into our lives.

    If I won the gift card, I would probably regift it to my dad for Christmas! Is that a bad answer???

  2. December 15, 2016 / 8:58 am

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I think I would get a running top. I can always use those! That’s great to hear the compression socks have helped you. It’s about time, right?

  3. cass
    December 15, 2016 / 11:14 am

    i would get a new pair of running shoes!

  4. December 15, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    I haven’t been in the blogging world for a while, but I’m sorry to hear that your calves started bothering you again. I’m glad the compression socks helped though. I really like compression. It helped me through some weird nerve pain I was having on the outside of my shins.

    If I win the giftcard, I’d probably get a new pair of running compression socks!

  5. jebsmom
    December 15, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    I would get a new pair of shoes to motivate me to start running again.

  6. December 15, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    My cat is named Mitten because she has way too many toes and as a result her front feet look like she is wearing mittens. She was adopted from a shelter that had given her the name “Mitsy” which makes me want to barf.

  7. December 15, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    I would put it towards some new workout clothes! Probably something warm since its already FREEZING here!

  8. Sherri
    December 16, 2016 / 4:54 am

    I would put the gift card toward some cold running gear.

  9. December 16, 2016 / 6:48 am

    Ooh, who CAN’T use a gift card for some running gear?! I’m sure I could put it to good use 😉

    Two of my FlipBelts are one size, and my third is a size up. I don’t feel much of a difference but the bigger one does sit a little more nicely lower on my hips; none of them move, though! I am so freaking tempted to get the bigger size with the zipper ever since you mentioned it. I don’t need it but I WANT it! lol!

  10. December 16, 2016 / 7:39 am

    I would spend the gift card on new soccee shoes for my son and a soccer ball.

  11. December 16, 2016 / 8:30 am

    So glad the compression socks are helping. Hmmm I’ve been wondering a out a new waist belt. Even on the trails I need a place for my keys.

  12. December 16, 2016 / 10:22 am

    A flip belt with a zipper rocks!
    Glad the compression are working 😉

    I need new shoes!!!!!!!!! Guess what i am buying if i win 🙂 lol

  13. Jackie M
    December 16, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Ohhhh!!! I would get some long running pants/tights. I have a few ‘cold gear’ long sleeved tops but need to invest in something for bottoms besides shorts and capris.

  14. Rachel
    December 16, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    I love the flipbelt, I have a spi belt (same idea) and it’s great for carrying stuff. If I won the GC, is definitely buy my first pair of compression socks!

  15. December 17, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    i’m kind of obsessed with carrie underwood, so i’d likely buy something from her calia line since it’s only available at dick’s!

  16. HS
    December 17, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    I would get Yaktrax Women’s Cozy Cabin Nordic Crew Socks .

  17. Nancy Loring
    December 19, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    I have been saving for a pair of snowshoes so that is what I would like to get. We have been getting a lot of snow lately and I have always wanted to try snowshoeing.

  18. julie
    December 21, 2016 / 10:40 pm

    this would be great to win!